LED Paradise

Every so many years we have upgraded the lighting in our house. The first time was soon after we moved in. We swapped all of our incandescent lamp bulbs for CFLs because the prices had finally come down enough to justify them. They used less than a third of the power of the equivalent incandescent …

Our New Tractor

Today we welcomed a new member to the family: a lawn tractor (a.k.a. a riding lawnmower). We have been thinking about getting one for a few years and finally decided to do it. We have 1/3 of an acre of land, which in and of itself does not require an automated lawn-mowing machine, however we …

Ants!

F*cking ANTS!!! The damn things come back every season! We usually get medium-sized carpenter ants at the beginning of the season in the dining room. Those started showing up a couple of months ago until I sprayed the dining room and hadn't seen one since... until today. Today is different though. They aren't in the …

Dead Washer No More

Well our new washing machine arrived today, bright and early at 7:30 AM. It probably took about 45 minutes for the delivery men to get our old machine out of the basement (barely) and get the new one set up. I had to displace about half of the Mac Museum so that they could get …

Weekend of Labor

Whew, Labor Day weekend is over and boy did we do some labor! Our weekend started on Friday when we got to sleep in until 7:30! Jealous? I thought so. After playtime and morning chores we took a trip to the Salem Mall to drop my MacBook Pro off at the Apple Store to replace …

"Bachelor Pad"

One of the nice things about our house is that it has a huge master bedroom. It's over the garage and is almost as large as our one-bedroom house used to be. It isn't a master suite due to the lack of a bathroom, but it does have two closets, a nice nook area, and …